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Towarri National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Towarri National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Scone:

    • Take Middlebrook Road and drive for 20km to the Washpools campground and picnic area. The last 7km of this road is unsealed.

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the bicycle information for NSW website for more information. Cycling is not permitted in the park.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Towarri National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Wildflowers emerge in spring and that gets the birds and bees excited too.


    These hot months are a great time for swimming in Middle Brook and Washpools waterhole.


    Wood fires are allowed in the park during winter, so it's an ideal time to come camping. Pack your billy and your thermals.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    2.5°C and 14.5°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Towarri National Park


    Nearby towns

    Scone (20 km)

    Nestled in the picturesque Upper Hunter, Scone is known as the horse capital of Australia.

    Muswellbrook (45 km)

    Muswellbrook is a vibrant country town surrounded by vineyards and horse studs. It straddles the Hunter River in the fertile wine-growing region of the Upper Hunter. Enjoy the local produce while you take in the natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

    Tamworth (127 km)

    Tamworth's annual Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world, with more than 2,200 events and 400 performances or gigs across 90 venues.